Bakur: Inside the PKK is a groundbreaking documentary that offers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Kurdish separatist group. Shot entirely in secret, this is the first-ever film to be made with full access to the group’s camps. It’s an eye-opening portrayal of the undeclared conflict in Turkey that’s been raging for decades.
Throughout the documentary, viewers are taken on a gripping journey that sheds light on the PKK’s perception of justice, authority, and the state. We learn about the Kurdish movement’s evolution into a battle for freedom rooted in the women’s rights movement. The documentary also explores how the guerrillas have managed to survive in harsh outdoor conditions in the mountains for 40 years. Through vividly shot scenes, we follow the guerrilla fighters and witness their daily routines, training, and graduation of new recruits. With an emphasis on their progressive philosophies, this is a powerful film that introduces the audience to men and women fighting for a new future.